I visited Whitetail the Tuesday after the long weekend, February 19, 2019, and skied empty trails under ideal bluebird conditions. The temperature for my first run at 9:30 a.m. was 27 degrees and for my 27th run at 2:30, 37 degrees. Cold temperatures kept the groomers nice for most of the day, and yet it warmed up enough for the bumps on Exhibition to soften and become playful. Of my three recent visits to Whitetail, this trip featured the best conditions. Bold decision was in pretty decent form and I enjoyed skiing Far Side for the first time this year.
My wife and I ate at the Mountain Hearth Pizzeria for lunch. Prices for shared pizzas were remarkably reasonable — just $19.95 for a large two topping pie — and the goods proved tasty. The room is less crowded than the cafeteria — ideal for chilling after a long morning of skiing. The storm on February 20 should help keep the lifts at Whitetail spinning well into March. Hopefully, I can make at least more trip before the season ends.
John Sherwood is a columnist for DCSki. When he's not hiking, biking, or skiing, he works as an author of books on military history.
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